I first released 40 Hadith of ‘Aisha in 2015, since then the uneasy feeling has stayed with me that it just wasn’t good enough. So I eventually got back to the drawing board to revise and update this collection. Back then, three years ago, I had good intentions and not much else. With a little more knowledge, a little more experience and a lot more work ethic I believe this updated and revised edition is my best effort to concisely put forth a collection that is as informative as it is enjoyable. As painstaking as it was to come back and improve this work it was also delightful. I loved researching the biography of ‘Aisha, may God be pleased with her, and combing through the hadith she narrated from the beloved prophet, peace and blessings to him. I also loved the process of gathering 40 Hadith that were both varied in topic, showcased the relationship of ‘Aisha with her husband and gave the reader some semblance of chronology. I pray that this small work will lie on the bookshelves and in the backpacks of believers and give them as much joy reading it as I had in writing it.
-Nuriddeen Knight, 5-24/2018
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“It has been a tradition going back to early generations of Muslims to narrate forty Prophetic sayings compiled by noteworthy narrators or specific topics. Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight has continued upon this path by providing forty English translations forty Prophetic narrations relayed by the Mother of the Believers ‘Aisha bint Abi Bakr.
This short book serves the dual purpose of relaying precious gems of Prophetic wisdom while showcasing the role of Sayyidah ‘Aisha who is one of the most important female scholars in Islamic civilization.”
-Imam Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI)
“This precious book is small in size yet immense in importance. It is a valuable collection of the profound wisdom and experience of the great scholar-sage Lady ‘Aisha bint Abi Bakr, one of the most beloved wives of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace with his folk) about whom he said, “Learn half of your Religion from this dear red-complexioned woman.”
It is a highly accessible contribution to the centuries-old scholarly tradition of compiling collections of forty prophetic narrations. Nuriddeen Knight has not only done a great service for us all but is a living testament that the spiritual and intellectual legacy of Lady ‘Aisha endures.”
-Imam Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes, Founding Director of SacredService for Human Liberation
“Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight has done a great job in bringing us an original and accessible collection of prophetic traditions transmitted by our mother Aisha–may Allah be pleased with her. In doing so, Nuriddeen accentuates the need for more female scholars, what it looks like when women have equal access to our spiritual masters, and the central role that many women have played in the preservation and dissemination of core Islamic teachings. May Allah make her one of our scholarly and spiritual exemplars, and benefit all by this important work.”
-Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, Senior faculty member of Zaytuna College
“As our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace to him, exhaled for the last time in the lap of our Mother Aisha, may God be pleased with her, it is symbolic that a great majority of his, peace be upon him, sacred sayings were transmitted through her purified breath through which breezes narration until our time.
You will notice the narrations of our Mother Aisha, may God be pleased with her, are often chronologically contextualized so that you feel as if you are ‘witnessing’ the situation described while supporting her impeccable rulings as a Jurist.
May Allah Most High reward Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight who has captured this resplendent knowledge in a beautiful and timely way. We pray that Allah Most High will grant her all good and join her with the Prophet, peace be upon him, and our Mother Aisha, may God be pleased with her, in the highest levels of Paradise.”
-Ustadha Wajiha Gregor, Sacred Arts Workshop
“This book is relevant in that it focuses on one of the shining lights and fonts of knowledge, Aisha the daughter of Abu Bakr and Um Ruman. Whatever controversies are stirred up by others about her, a few things are certain: she was a beloved wife of Prophet Muhammad; daughter of a saintly man, Abu Bakr; and a scholar’s scholar. She is a giant upon whose shoulders we stand, and this nimble book does her and us a great service by focusing raising to the forefront her mind, her legacy, and her contribution.”
-Faatimah Knight, Chaplain of ADAMS Center